Are you familiar with Abby Johnson? 

Abby ran a Planned Parenthood Center in Texas until the day that God grabbed a hold of her heart.While assisting with an ultrasound lead abortion, Abby's eyes were opened to the horror of what was happening around her. Walking out of that clinic into the arms of the pro-life movement, Abby founded And Then There Were None. Today, this organization helps abortion workers leave the industry. By causing a shortage of workers, Abby hopes to shut down clinics. With the tag line, "no abortion clinic workers, no abortion clinics, no abortions", Abby and her Board have already assisted a staggering number of workers find new employment and healing.    

In late July, Abby shared a powerful memory of her time in the abortion industry in LifeNews.com. When a distraught patient was on the table, the doctor spoke to the girl, which Abby had never seen before. When she confessed that she felt what she was about to do was a sin, the doctor simply said "I will take your sin". But we know it doesn't work that way. 

Read Abby's thoughts regarding the sin of abortion. It isn't just the doctor and the patient, but also the Church for its silence and in-activism. What a beautiful call to action! 

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/26/abby-johnson-abortion-doc-told-patient-i-will-take-your-sin/

And please keep Abby and her organization in your prayers. This unique approach is changing the hearts and minds of many.

How much do you know about President Obama's Health Care package? Does it really include what some are calling a "Death Panel" designed to refuse medical care to those who need it most? Will this cost control work?

These are questions that Howard Dean (former Democratic Presidential Candidate) addressed on Monday. Dean authored an Op-Ed Article in the Wall Street Journal sharing his concerns regarding the law. 

As Obamacare launches, all citizens should ask the following questions: 

  • Who will serve on this committee? Currently the "Death Panel" or IPAB (Independent Panel Advisory Board) will be appointed by the President. In the words of Representative Paul Ryan, the members are "15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in charge of Medicare...”
  • How will it affect the lives of our elderly? Dean claims, “By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them."

BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO? 

  1. Become informed. Spend 2 minutes reviewing Dean's article! It will provide the information you need.
  2. Pray. "pray continually," 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  3. Vote. "Rescue those being lead away to death; hold back those staggering towards slaughter. If you say, "We knew nothing about this," does not HE who weighs the heart perceive it? Proverbs 24:!1-12a
  4. Support programs that value the end of life. Do you know about LIFTLIFT is a ministry of compassionate care to people with chronic or terminal illnesses. It includes their loved ones, who are facing extraordinary pressures that can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually draining. 


We worship a God who values all life. Let us committee, together, to follow his lead.

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." 

Proverbs 16:9

Each of us make our plans. We diligently pursue what we perceive to be the "perfect path" for our life. We have hopes. We have dreams. We have goals. This is part of what makes us human. 

But what do you do when those "perfect dreams" just don't happen? What do you do when God has another path for you to walk?

This is the story of one man whose "perfect plan" included the birth of a "perfect child". One to match his seemingly "perfect life". A child that would fit within his "picture perfect future". But God knew better. HE knew that this couple didn't need what the world would consider a "perfect child". Instead, they needed the "perfect child for them". A child who would draw them closer to HIMSELF. Making one man more like Christ and less like the world. And how could HIS plan not be "perfect"?

This 15 minute story will make you smile as you cry. It will make you see "perfect love" in the midst of dashed hopes and altered dreams. You won't regret watching. 

Organizations have a difficult time succinctly stating their mission. Ask any Executive Board Member and you will find that the phrase "Strategic Planning Meeting" is considered foul language. For christian ministries, consider the task of changing hearts, minds and circumstances, while sharing the Lord. Now articulate that process in a few short words. 

Individuals have their own personal ministry as well. Their life! In fact, God assures us that our ministry should be clearly identifiable to others.

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35(NIV)

How much time have you taken to review your mission statement? Are your daily tasks aligning with His vision? Could others recognize your purpose? 

Alpha Women's Center of Grand Rapids made the following short promotional video describing their ministry. What an amazingly clear statement. 

What would your 4 minute commercial look like?  


Last week, 130 men and women who serve in the pro-life movement from around the world converged on Grand Rapids, MI with one purpose: Attend the Life Matters Worldwide Summit. Together, they shared their hearts, encouraged one another and learned techniques to reach more families, save more children and help people come to know the Lord. 

We asked So Pitchon (the key note speaker) what he thought about the event. This 30 second testimonial is inspiring! After you have finished watching, please pray for those who participated. Ask God to bless their efforts! This is one thing each of us can do!


"Train a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6

Tonight, as I listen to the neighborhood children playing ball on the street, I am reminded that the Bible commands us to teach them...

Teach them to love the Lord. 

Teach them to fear the Lord.

With fear and love comes obedience and service.

We must share our knowledge, so that they can know HIM. 

Powered by God is a tool that our community can use to share this knowledge with those very children. Visit this website to see this program in action! 

http://www.poweredbygod.org/

Know someone we should talk to that fits one of the following descriptions? 

  • Parent of a 4th-6th grader
  • Grandparent of a middle schooler
  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Curriculum Director
  • Mentor to young children
  • Media Specialist- Involved in Radio, TV or Web Content
  • Pastor/Youth Minister
  • Counselor
  • Sunday School Volunteer
  • Home School Activist
  • Church Elder or Deacon

Contact Life Matters Worldwide at staff@lifemattersww.org to share the details of who we should be talking to. 

What do you get when you add God, Mercy and One Man's Courage? A miracle! 

Watch the following video to hear how one act can change the face of so many lives. Here is Sol Pitchon's story. Life Matters World Wide is proud to host Sol as our key-note speaker for the upcoming Summit on June 20-21 (located in Grand Rapids, MI). 

Interested in attending? Click Here!


Do Your Kids Like Video Games?

Announcing the amazing, the magnificent, the incredible...Powered by God! 

Are you teaching your children the biblical worldview regarding the sanctity of human life and sexual purity? Do you need tools to help? 

Life Matters Worldwide is pleased to announce Powered by God, a new "tutorial and online game" designed just for you!

Come along and meet 4 characters, who together travel through 13 powerful lessons. Enjoy fun and interactive experiences. Compete with other players. Learn Bible verses and more! 

It is our hope that the Biblical message shared through will be burned into your child's heart and mind.  

The website is free for anyone to use, but several options are available for purchasing downloadable lessons:

$14.95- Per family, in a home-school setting, daily personal devotions, or individuals engaged in discipling a small group of up to five (5) children.

$49.95- Per church or school classroom of 6-35 students.

$74.95- Per single church or school with multiple classrooms and unlimited students.

Click here to learn more

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates."

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Discussions about the sanctity of human life occur everyday. Emotions rise, but few facts are shared. So today, we thought, let's talk about the facts.  

Life Matters Worldwide hopes that this video will equip you to talk to others. Share it with as many people as possible. Learning and preparation go hand in hand when it comes to sharing your beliefs effectively!


Close you eyes and imagine the following for a moment:

You are a pastor in a foreign country. 

You see needs in the lives of the many people who surround you. 

They face fear, poverty, cultural estrangement and uncertainty due to unwanted  and unexpected pregnancies.

Child are dying everyday.

What do you do?

Western advisers may discuss traditional outreach methods like pregnancy care centers, abstinence programs and education needed for you area. But how do you locate those unwanted children now before it is too late? Before infanticide occurs?

Human ingenuity came to the rescue for one South Korean pastor. With little money and few resources, he installed a "Baby Drop Box" in his church. Click here to read this amazing story!

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." 

~George S. Patton

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